After last night's 3-0 victory over the San Diego Padres, the Colorado Rockies are ready for a winning streak. There's no better way to do that than with Ubaldo Jimenez on the mound. All the Padres can counter with is Tim Stauffer.
Jimenez, we would like to believe, turned a corner after his June 1 start against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He threw a complete game shutout against them, winning 3-0. He needed 106 pitches, gave up four hits, struck out seven and, more importantly, walked none. This will be his first chance to continue that dominance. After starting 0-5 on the season, Jimenez is looking to start a win streak just as the Rockies are.
Tim Stauffer has been a solid start for the Padres with a 3.99 ERA/3.24 FIP in 12 starts. He has given up more than a hit per inning (78 in 70 innings), but he's walked 19 and he averages 7.1 strikeouts per nine innings (not great, but currently a career high). The Astros did get to him on June 2 for seven runs in five innings. And in his last four starts, he's gone 1-3, but the team scored a total of four runs in three of those starts.
First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. MT.